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Old 09-25-2001, 11:09 AM   #11
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Come on Christians! Attack this blasphemy! Don't let these heathens be the judge of God! Come on! I'm sure there HAS to be some explanation for all these atrocities. Right? Or are you all going to be silent? Chalking this all up to the great mysteries of god's will? Some other outrageous theodicy? Come on, let's hear em'...

By the way, one of my favorite Bible horrors is the scenario involving Uzzah (Although it certainly isn't the most atrocious, it holds a rather soft place in my heart of hearts). God pulverizes Uzzah because he had the audacity to, with no faith in his wicked heart, steady the Ark of the Covenant when it was about to fall to the ground on it's way down a bumpy road. Here is the epitome of justice. Pure fucking justice...

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Old 09-25-2001, 11:22 AM   #12
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Is God A Criminal? by Bill Shultz. This essay makes use of Donald Morgan's list of Biblical Atrocities.
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Old 09-25-2001, 02:49 PM   #13
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<STRONG>John 9:2 His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
3 "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.</STRONG>
Basically, Jesus is saying the man was born blind so he could show how great he is by healing him. What a bastard.
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Old 09-25-2001, 06:55 PM   #14
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I'm not sure which part I like best, the part where god kills King Herod and has the worms eat him for sounding like a god; or the part where Judas has his bowels gush out.

But my all time favorite is Zecheriah 14:12,
"This shall be the plague with which the lord will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem. Their flesh shall rot while they are still on their feet, their eyes snall rot in their sockets and their tongues shall rot in their mouths."

Now, that's one pissed of god.
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Old 09-26-2001, 09:30 AM   #15
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I love the word bowels. It sounds so... so... gastrointestinal.
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Old 09-26-2001, 03:42 PM   #16
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<STRONG>"And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause." (Job 2:3)</STRONG>
"Satan dared me, so I destroyed Job for no reason at all." --This is a damning confession. In a court of law, this would be enough to convict God of the highest reckless crimes against humanity. In addition to ruining Job's livelihood and inflicting him with a debilitating illness, God murdered his 10 children and his servants--"without cause."
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Old 09-26-2001, 03:45 PM   #17
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Bible Quiz: What Do You REALLY Know About The Bible?

There was one question wrong on the quiz, but I can't remember which one, have fun and tell us what you scored. The first time I took it I scored around 32. Post your scores!
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Old 09-27-2001, 12:16 AM   #18
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Sorry to go off topic a bit, but from John 9:3, as quoted earlier in this thread -

"Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus,

Does anyone else have a problem with this statement? Hint: Adam, Eve, a certain snake and original sin?

BTW, I only scored 35 in the quiz. Oh well!

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Old 09-27-2001, 05:02 AM   #19
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Originally posted by awake:
<STRONG>Bible Quiz: What Do You REALLY Know About The Bible?

There was one question wrong on the quiz, but I can't remember which one, have fun and tell us what you scored. The first time I took it I scored around 32. Post your scores!</STRONG>
I kicked your as! Got 33!

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Old 09-27-2001, 08:42 AM   #20
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I'd just like to brag that I got a 41. Hallelujah!
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